Re: Virgin Atlantic becomes first A340-600 customer; Air

Date:         05 Aug 97 17:45:50 
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Other customers should be Lufthansa, Swissair,
>Sabena, Cathay Pacific, Air France. I'm not sure if Singapore Airlines
>will choose the A340-600 or the B777-200X.

I doubt Singapore Airlines will go for either A340-600 or the B777-200X.
They have mentioned that the B777-200X is too big for their long-haul
routes and are unhappy that Boeing is not offering the B777-100X.

SIA does not have any B747-100/200s for replacement by the A340-600. And
they are already operating 37 B747-400s, with almost 8 more on firm order
and 10 on options (the largest fleet of 747-400 in the world). I doubt
they'll acquire the A340-600 for expansion too. Their order for 61 B777s
should be sufficient.

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